/Sam Faeder

About Sam Faeder

Sam is the Director of Mindful-Sports. He’s coached children ages 3-18, run youth sports programs, and managed summer camps in New York City for fifteen years. Sam grew up in Manhattan, playing baseball for Stuyvesant High School. He played college baseball for Swarthmore, and professionally in Europe and Australia. Sam holds an MA in Psychology and is completing his Ph.D., researching how mindfulness practice affects stress perception in preadolescent children playing competitive sports.


I'm coaching a 10U baseball tournament in Maryland. My team [...]

By |2019-08-27T16:10:54+00:00August 27th, 2019|Empathy, Mindfulness + Sports|0 Comments

Summer Sports Camp

At sports camps, game play is always a critical time [...]

By |2019-08-27T16:07:11+00:00August 23rd, 2019|General|0 Comments


In a recent Yankees game against the Padres, the broadcast [...]

By |2019-08-23T19:08:23+00:00May 28th, 2019|General|0 Comments

Spotlight Losses

When I played and coached in Europe for four years [...]

By |2019-08-27T16:13:40+00:00April 16th, 2019|Mindfulness, Mindfulness + Sports|0 Comments

How To Talk About Winning

Spring sports season is here! As we get ready to [...]

By |2019-03-26T15:10:01+00:00March 17th, 2019|General, Mindfulness, Mindfulness + Sports|0 Comments

Recovering From Failure

As an athlete, there may be no other critical moment [...]

By |2019-03-01T19:45:16+00:00March 1st, 2019|General, Mindfulness, Mindfulness + Sports|0 Comments

Being Nervous

Nervousness - what does it feel like to you? It's [...]

By |2019-03-01T19:45:51+00:00February 9th, 2019|Mindfulness + Sports|0 Comments

Definitions Of Success

Often, we define success based on outcomes. Success tends to [...]

By |2019-03-01T19:57:52+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Mindfulness + Sports|1 Comment

First Day

We've all been the new player on a team. Arriving [...]

By |2019-03-01T20:01:33+00:00January 14th, 2019|Mindfulness + Sports|0 Comments

Daily Practice

It's so important for mindfulness educators to create a daily [...]

By |2019-01-29T20:52:10+00:00January 14th, 2019|Mindfulness|0 Comments